Summer nights filled with music return to the South Okanagan 

Tinhorn Creek’s Canadian Concert Series to host big names in 2015 Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce that their Canadian Concert Series is returning for 2015 with a stellar line-up of musical artists gracing the picturesque amphitheatre stage, including Yukon Blonde, Rich Hope & His Blue Rich Rangers, the John Welsh Band and Reuben & The Dark. The much-anticipated annual…

100% LILLOOET AT FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY

A New Milestone: 100% Lillooet at Fort Berens Estate Winery This week, Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet is releasing their 2015 spring line-up which includes their 2014 Pinot Gris, 2014 Riesling, 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, 2014 23 Camels White and 2013 White Gold. Rolf de Bruin, founder and one of the owners of Fort…

Devour Kelowna Recap

On Saturday, March 7, Kelowna’s best and brightest culinary talents were out in full force at Okanagan College for Devour. This is a spirited event where chefs, brewmasters, mixologists, winemakers and distillers get together for an evening of pure indulgence. The second annual Devour event in Kelowna was a huge success, with nearly 30 restaurants…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country hosts BC’s most eclectic food festivals this spring 

 Pig Out, enjoy a Primavera pasta feast and indulge in oysters in the vineyards Come to Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country this spring and experience BC’s most eclectic food festivals. From a vineyard pig roast to an oyster extravaganza and the Half Corked Marathon’s winning combination of wine and running – there are plenty of fun times for…

The Fraser Valley’s Newest Winery Opens

Singletree Winery Welcomes Visitors to Share a Taste of Mt. Lehman Terroir   In Short:   Singletree Winery has officially opened in the Fraser Valley. Abbotsford’s Estell family has evolved from farmers to winery owners with the aim to be a heart of agri-business in BC. The family is proud to invite visitors to their charming little…

La Dolce Vita – Back to the basics

It’s hard to imagine Sam Walton ever having dreamt of selling off Walmart and opening up a five-and-dime store. Or Ray Kroc divesting himself of McDonald’s so he could start all over with a food truck. But there is a growing trend among successful winery entrepreneurs who cash out their holdings and start over again…

Canada brings a taste of BC to China this Spring

British Columbia events showcase “East meets West” Culinary Collaboration in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong   It’s no secret that British Columbia, Canada boasts all kinds of delicious ingredients, outstanding wines, talented chefs and amazing natural beauty. British Columbia has long been a very popular destination for visitors from China, and increasingly residents of…

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Garnacha (5G) Torres Campo de Borja, Spain $17.99 Bronze Medal Garnet red tinged with purple and a medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cherry, plum, forest floor, earth and cocoa. Good balance. Pleasing fruit on the palate with a medium-long finish.     2011 Riesling Zeller Peter & Peter (Feinherb) Mosel, Germany $12.59…

A new star is born!

Celebrating the Inaugural release of Syrah Cuvée Classique.   It’s big, it’s powerful. Cuvée Classique shows the dark, savory side of Syrah. It is all about the spice, pepper notes and darker fruit profile that this noble grape variety can show us, when cared for and grown in select terroir. According to Chinese philosophy, yin and yang, which…

Tuscany in a bottle!

Announcing the release of Fortissimo 2012. Paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany. This release of Fortissimo is a blend of 39% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Sangiovese Grosso. Showcasing the most amount of Cab Franc than in previous years. It’s our version of a Super-Tuscan. “A ‘Super Tuscan’ is described…